TTC while breastfeeding! (links, articles etc.)
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July 16th, 2007, 01:12 PM
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Join Date: May 2006
From CeiCei's original post:
Since this board is about TTC and Breastfeeding I thought it would be helpful to include helpful information about nursing while pregnany, tandem nursing, and conceiving while nursing. If anyone has information that you would like to share with everyone, please post it here.
Do I have to temp?
Temp taking (basal body temperature) can be helpful for confirming if and when ovulation takes place. However, temping can be unreliable while breastfeeding, especially if you are co-sleeping or night nursing. The fastest and easiest way to track your fertility is to chart your cervical mucus (
). During infertile breastfeeding phases, you will experience dry or sticky vaginal discharge day after day. As fertility begins to return (
your body will sporadically produce creamy, watery or egg white consistency cervical mucus. A good rule of thumb is to have intercourse on any day where watery or egg white cervical mucus is present. At some point, if conception has not occurred, you may want to start keeping a BBT chart, using OPKs or a saliva scope to help pinpoint if and when you are ovulating and also to help detect a luteal phase defect.
How do I know when I'm ovulating?
Typically, women experience watery, slippery, clear or egg white consistency cervical mucus around the time of ovulation. However, patches of fertile cervical mucus typically appear several times before the first ovulation, in a nursing mother. Simply take note of your cervical mucus when you use the toilet. You may begin to notice clear mucus on your underwear or toilet paper. Track your cervical mucus on a calender.
AF is late, test says negative, could you still be pregnant? -
How early can I test? -
Signs of Ovulation -
Non JM articles:
TTC while breastfeeding increasing your chances of having twins? -
Sites with information on TTC while Breastfeeding:
Boosting Fertility while Breastfeeding
Preconception: Trying to Conceive
Breastfeed.com: Trying to Conceive While Breastfeeding
Clomid while nursing: Is it safe?
Metrodin: Safe while nursing?
Babyzone.com: Breastfeeding and Trying to Conceive?
Kellymom.com: Nursing During Pregnancy & Tandem Nursing
Parenting.com: Dr. Sears How Can I Conceive While Breastfeeding?
UCB Parents: Getting Pregnant When You're Breastfeeding
Should I cut back on breastfeeding to try to ovulate?(Must be a Lamaze subscriber.)
Breastfeed.com: Can You Breastfeed Through a Pregnancy
FertilityPlus.org: Low-Tech Ways to Help You Conceive
Trying To Conceive while Breastfeeding
A great article about night-weaning in a family bed. Night-weaning has been proven to bring on ppaf for some women.
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